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verb     end pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleending
past tenseended
past participleended
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  1. 2
    [transitive] to make something reach its final point

    the peace treaty that ended the war

    I’d like to end my speech by thanking the people who made this conference possible.

  2. 3
    [transitive] to reach the final point of a period of time while in a particular place or state

    The Dow Jones Index ended the day 15 points up on yesterday’s close.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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